Right on time for the release of their new album 'Misery Escape', set for North American release through Napalm Records on November 6th, The Sorrow present their fans with the clip to the anthem "Burial Bridge", the video can be found on Napalm's Records YOUTUBE CHANNEL tomorrow morning at 9 a.m. EST! The Austrian metalcore masterpiece 'Misery Escape' and brand-new merchandise may be ordered HERE!
A full list of dates of the upcoming "Misery Escape Tour 2012" can be found below!
The Sorrow + Special Guests
THE MISERY ESCAPE TOUR 2012
09.11.12 DE - Konstanz / Kulturladen
15.11.12 DE - Berlin / Magnet
16.11.12 DE - Hamburg / Logo
17.11.12 DE - Köln / Underground
23.11.12 CH - Aarau / Kiff
24.11.12 DE - München / Backstage
29.11.12 DE - Stuttgart / Universum
30.11.12 DE - Bremen / Schuppen 2
01.12.12 DE - Trier / Ex Haus
06.12.12 DE - Frankfurt / Nachtleben
07.12.12 DE - Kaiserslautern / Kammgarn
08.12.12 DE - Schüttdorf / Komplex
13.12.12 AT - Salzburg / Rockhouse
14.12.12 AT - Innsbruck / Weekender
15.12.12 AT - Dornbirn / Conrad Sohm
20.12.12 AT - Graz/ ppc
21.12.12 AT - Linz/ Posthof
22.12.12 AT - Wien/ Arena
Banger Films - campaign to realize Metal Evolution: Extreme Metal "The Lost Episode" - YOUR help is needed!
AWARD-WINNING BANGER FILMS' CALL TO ARMS TO THE METAL COMMUNITY
Global Grassroots Initiative Aims To Unite Metal Fans and Musicphiles to Help Make
Metal Evolution: Extreme Metal "The Lost Episode"
Due to an overwhelming demand from metal fans worldwide, Grammy-nominated and Juno award-winning Banger Films is setting out to raise funds to make what has become known as "The Lost Episode" a reality. Metal Evolution: Extreme Metal "The Lost Episode" covers co-director Sam Dunn's favorite genres: Death Metal, Black Metal and Grindcore, and he is reaching out to metal fans to help make it happen.
"Hundreds of fans have emailed us demanding, pleading, that we do this episode," says Banger Films co-founder Sam Dunn. "So in response we're launching an IndieGoGo campaign to raise funding within the Metal community to finance the episode. The goal is to raise $175,000 in 90 days!" The campaign kicked off Friday, September 14th.
Details of the campaign, including cool donor gifts at various contribution levels can be found here:
What you get for your donations:
Pre-Order of The Lost Episode - Pre-order your digital download copy of The Lost Episode of Metal Evolution to be delivered by password protected link directly to your inbox when it's finished.
The Unholy Scripture - The complete transcripts of the entire Metal Evolution series (over 300 pages) - right from our deliverable package required by broadcasters - get a word for word look at the series. It also comes with the credits including cast, crew, music and archival footage. Sam will even share a note describing his highlights from the making of each episode.
Scutifer Ov Sonneillon - Digital download link, The Unholy Scripture (series transcripts) and a Special Thanks on our website.
Neophyte Ov Verin - Digital download link and Special Thanks acknowledgement in the end credits.
Disciple Ov Verdelet - Personalized postcard from Sam+Scot, digital download link and Special Thanks acknowledgement in the end credits.
Heavy Metal Ancestral Lords - Available for the FIRST TIME EVER - the groundbreaking Heavy Metal Family Tree as a HUGE high gloss Limited Edition poster (46"x28" full colour with silver ink) personally made out to YOU and signed by Scot and Sam. Limited to a run of 666, each poster will be hand-numbered by Sam. This is the kind of thing you'll want to frame for your lair. Plus you'll get a digital download link and acknowledgement in the end credits.
There are also a lot of other cool donor gifts, like for $50.000, which you can see at: http://www.indiegogo.com/ExtremeMetal/
Originally broadcast on VH1 Classic (USA) and Much More Music (Canada), Scot McFadyen and Sam Dunn's series Metal Evolution presented 11 episodes based on their "Heavy Metal Family Tree" originally shown in their groundbreaking documentary, Metal: A Headbanger's Journey. Host and metalhead-turned-anthropologist Sam Dunn crisscrossed the globe exploring the vast history of Heavy Metal across its 40+ year history, covering everything from the Pre-History of Metal and Shock Rock to Grunge and Thrash Metal. But one very important episode was left out: Extreme Metal.
Perceived to be perhaps too niche or "extreme" to attract enough audience interest, the episode did not see the light of day, ironic considering it is Heavy Metal's most vibrant and fastest growing genre.
"For many fans, including myself, extreme metal is massively important. It continues to push metal forward, both sonically and aesthetically," says Sam. Alex Webster, co-founder/bass player of death metal legends Cannibal Corpse, agrees: "There's really no way that you could tell the complete story of heavy metal without including a chapter that covers extreme metal.
And given their knowledge, experience, and passion for the genre of heavy metal, I think that Banger Films are the most qualified people to do it!" Contributors' support will send Sam on a global journey from San Francisco and Tampa to the United Kingdom, Norway and Sweden to investigate the history, myths and intricacies of extreme metal. Sam will unravel the lineage between Extreme Metal's divergent branches - Death Metal, Grindcore and Black Metal - and meet with the sub-genre's most influential sonic architects, including members of Death, Morbid Angel, Cannibal Corpse, Carcass, Napalm Death, Entombed, Emperor, Dimmu Borgir, Opeth, Enslaved and many more. The result will be an unforgettable portrait of metal's most iconoclastic sub-genre.
Secrets Of The Sky announce signing to Gravedancer Records; In-Depth Interview Now Online From Decibel Magazine
"This Oakland, CA group is equal parts Insomnium, The Ocean, Agalloch, Type O Negative, Opeth and something all their own," was what MetalSucks said about Secrets Of The Sky back in May through one of their 'Unsigned and Unholy' columns.
This immediately caught the eyes of many, including Gravedancer Records, who are excited to announce the worldwide signing of the band for the release of their upcoming 'To Sail Black Waters' album.
Secrets Of The Sky flawlessly blend elements of doom, death and black metal with a tinge of prog to create a rich and sonically devastating sound the has already ignited the underground with the first two tracks released by the band, "Sunrise" and "Winter".
Now, the band has completed work on their first full-length masterpiece, which will be unveiled on January 22, 2013.
Decibel Magazine recently caught up with the band for an interview to discuss their roots, the signing to Gravedancer Records and 'To Sail Black Waters'. The interview is now online here http://www.decibelmagazine.com/featured/throw-me-a-frickin-label-hack-secrets-of-the-sky/
Secrets Of The Sky will be heading out in support of the new album, stay tuned for more information and tour announcements, which are coming soon.
Dutch symphonic metal band Delain have been confirmed as headliners of next years ‘The Dames of Darkness Festival’ @ ‘The Robin 2’ in Bilston near Birmingham.
The event which returns by popular demand after 5 years takes place on Saturday 11th May and features 8 female fronted metal bands from the UK and Europe.
Delain who released their album in June on Roadrunner records entitled ‘We Are The Others’ are looking forward to playing to their UK fans again having last played in the UK before the album was released due to label politics. A much publicized campaign by their fans to get it released was successful and now they will get their chance to see the band perform songs now familiar to them.
Also on the bill are Visions of Atlantis, a band which formed in 2000 and signed to Napalm records. Visions of Atlantis are well known in the genre and have toured the world supporting acts such as Nightwish and Epica. They have not however played in the UK before so the festival will be their UK debut.
Highly rated French ‘philharmonic metal’ band Whyzdom have just released their second album ‘Blind’ and will be playing the UK for only their second time but first with new singer Elvyne Lorient.
Festival creators and hosts Apparition are amongst the bands and they have also invited Azylya from Belgium and Ex-Libris from The Netherlands.
Kicking things off will be Incarna, followed by Chemikill both from the UK.
For information on tickets etc visit
Multinational metallers Raven Lord have signed a two-album deal with Mausoleum Records. The group’s debut album, “Descent to the Underworld“, is scheduled for a release January 25, 2013 in Europe and February 12, 2013 in North America.
01. The rebel
02. Attila the Hun
03. Let the show go on
04. Seal of the cross
05. Settle the score
06. Promised Land
07. Black Friar
08. World out of steel
10. Metal Knights
11. Sun God
The CD was mixed by acclaimed Swedish producer Fredrik Nordström (AT THE GATES, ARCH ENEMY, etc) and mastered by US mastering engineer Maor Appelbaum (SEPULTURA, HALFORD, etc).
The cover artwork for the effortwas made by Caio Caldas “CadiesArt“, who has previously worked with DORO, PAUL D’IANNO, SEVEN KINGDOMS, DOMINANZ and VIOLET SUN, among others.
The brand new song “Black Friar“, can be streamed here
Details of live dates, including some high-profile shows for the Summer 2013, are expected to be announced soon.
Bona fide heavy metal front woman and activist Otep Shamaya has rallied up the tribe and is ready to deliver the first LIVE album of her career, entitled 'Sounds Like Armageddon', out November 6th. If you haven’t had a chance to see her in action now is your time to hear her roar.
'Sounds Like Armageddon' hits hard with eleven gut wrenching tracks from four albums. Otep tears through classics like “Battle Ready”, “Blood Pigs”, “Rise Rebel Resist” and “Fists Fall” and will have you banging your head in no time! The album also includes the fan favorite cover of Nirvana’s “Breed” that has become a staple at the end of Otep's live set. With her ravaging vocals and powerful messages Otep is a multidimensional; poet, illustrator, author and activist. Since 2000, she has continued hold her ground, fight for her beliefs and empower thousands of people worldwide.
She is currently in the studio working on her sixth full-length studio album, out in January 2013.
Watch the music video for “Fists Fall” and experience the force known as Otep. Check on tons of new Otep merch designs and pre-order Sounds Like Armageddon through the Victory Records’ web store.
In the year 1984, Iced Earth started off with the name Purgatory. After a merry-go-round of their various vocalists, the guys around mastermind Jon Schaffer came together anew and delivered their brilliant 2011 album "Dystopia".
For the first time Iced Earth will play at Rockharz 2013!
For more information about Rockharz 2013 please visit www.rockharz-festival.com
Californian up-and-comers Holy Grail – vaunted for their innovative 'NWoBHM' mixture of styles and talked about as L.A.’s most exciting metal band of the past two decades – have recently inked a European deal with Nuclear Blast Records.
The band sent a greeting message to all their fans in Europe: http://bit.ly/QShPKn
With their upcoming second studio album entitled “Ride The Void”, Holy Grail will be vaulted to new heights of glory. The record is set to be released in Europe via Nuclear Blast on the 21/01/13 as a limited CD version incl. bonus track, a black 2LP version and a strictly limited clear 2LP version.
The track-listing reads as follows:
02. Bestia Triumphans
03. Dark Passenger
04. Bleeding Stone
05. Ride The Void
06. Too Decayed To Wait
08. Take It To The Grave
09. Sleep Of Virtue
10. Silence The Scream
11. The Great Artifice
12. Wake Me When It’s Over
13. Rains Of Sorrow
14. Can’t Hide The Wolf (Bonus Track)
The cover artwork was created by famous American Digital Matte Artist Dylan Cole, who is well-known for his work on movies like 'Lord Of The Rings', 'Avatar' and 'Daredevil'. Understandably, the band is psyched about his contribution, as lead guitarist Eli Santana expresses in this video: http://bit.ly/Rk5Ebi
Stay tuned for more news on 'Ride The Void'. And make sure to buckle up – ‘cause it’s gonna be one hell of a ride.
Filipino black / death warlords Deiphago will be embarking upon their first-ever USA tour starting this Saturday, October 27th in Chicago. Riding high on the worldwide critical acclaim afforded their latest 'Satan Alpha Omega' album - released by Hells Headbangers this past August - and considered by many to be THE most violent band around, Deiphago will be decimating 12 doomed cities across America this month and next, sharing the stage with such comrades as Nocturnal Fear, Manticore, Nuclearhammer, Prosanctus Inferi, and Ritual Combat.
Here are the confirmed dates/venues, with details for each:
October 27 - Chicago, IL @ Cafe Lura w/ Nuclearhammer
Event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/312205235543360/
November 2 - San Diego, CA @ Til-Two Club w/ Ritual Combat
Event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/353446291415168/
November 3 - Los Angeles, CA @ 5 Star Bar w/ Ritual Combat
Event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/394789887257952/
November 4 - San Francisco, CA @ DNA Lounge w/ Ritual Combat
Event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/117411155077784/ Novemer 9 - Columbus, OH @ Cara Bar w/ Manticore & Prosanctus Inferi
Event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/483440565014500/ November 10 - Milwaukee, WI @ Quarters/Stonefly/Uptowner w/ Manticore
Event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/388099064589701/ November 11 - Detroit, MI @ Paycheck's Lounge w/ Manticore & Nocturnal Fear
Event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/157582944383630/
November 12 - Buffalo, NY @ The Funeral Home w/ Manticore
November 14 - Poughkeepsie, NY @ The Pickwick Pub w/ Manticore
Event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/429245330466114/
November 15 - Allston, MA @ O'Briens Pub w/ Manticore
Event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/410709422309558/
November 16 - Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie w/ Manticore
Event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/107696826057372/
November 17 - Brooklyn, NY @ The Acheron w/ Manticore
Event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/329896080440010/
"this claret quintet optimize their own unique sound and dress code - so much for the blood spilled in a moshpit, this goes deeper" Global Metal Apocalypse
The Finnish modern metal band No Sign Of Life has inked with Mighty Music and will release their second album “Embrace Your Demons” December 3rd 2012. NSOL is one of the most exciting modern metal bands out there and even though they musically are rooted in the metal genre, the band draws on influences and elements from all over the music field.
Rising from the small town of Laukaa in Finland, NSOL has managed to create a wide fanbase globally, but especially in their homeland. In the band’s lifespan they have celebrated victories and final ranks in most of the top band competitions in Finland, sold thousands of pieces of their demo CD’s and even got one of their demos distributed in Japan, to name a few things. In 2010 they released the debut album "Chaotic Type of Normality", which followed with a lot of touring. NSOL sees that the biggest satisfaction comes from creating the music and performing it live, and the new album “Embrace Your Demons” is where you truly are hearing the sound of No Sign Of Life.
“Embrace Your Demons” is not a concept album. It is an album full of stories about inner demons and point of views that should be spoken about. The band has finally found the perfect balance between the epic melodies and the earthshaking rage they always have had in them, and also the space for everything else. No Sign Of Life’s music has always included various different elements that are not usually heard in metal music. Those elements, all tied up with powerful groove, is the factor that makes NSOL a completely unique group. Demons inside are waking up. Are you ready to face them?
Check out the video for “Meaning of Life”, which can be found on new album, right here.
No Sign Of Life
Embrace Your Demons
Release: December 3th 2012
02. Walls Melt Down
03. Nothing to Say
04. Enemies of Choice
05. Behind the Scenes
07. Embrace Your Demons
08. Meaning of Life
09. The Wounds of Nature
10. Light at the End of the Tunnel
Global Metal Apocalypse